The Tonawanda News
Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• John Hyden, 66, and his wife Marlene, 65, were all set to start their 338 mile canoe trek down the Erie Canal from Tonawanda to Albany to raise money for America’s World Hunger Appeal.
• Residents of Bergholz were up in arms over the appearance of the new fellowship hall being constructed by St. James Church.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Daniel Williams’ plans for a marina on the Little River were stalled because of environmental problems at the Pettit Flume.
• Brian Gillis, a magician and former North Tonawanda resident, now living in Los Angeles, appeared on the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.
1963 — 50 years ago
• No paper published.
1943 — 70 years ago
• Control of Sicily was seized by Yank and Canadian forces. Allied H.Q. in North Africa announced that Allied Forces had captured the main communication center at Enna and now occupied half the island.
• Columbus McKinnon Chain Corp. offered a new program for women unable to work full time. The company’s new “freedom” shift allowed new employees to work 3 days or 3 nights per week.